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Even $1 million can't buy you these items

Last updated on: March 07, 2014 19:14 IST

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Manavi Kapur

You might be proud of your millions in the bank, but there are a handful of things that are still beyond your reach - like T-Rex thigh bone casing on an iPad, a 52- carat diamond dog collar and a strawberry dessert that comes garnished with matching pink diamonds, says Manavi Kapur.

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Image: The Henry Graves Watch.
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Hermes Birkin

Diamond Clutch

It could hold your money in style, but a million dollars would not be enough to put it in your grasp.

With over 2,000 diamonds, the platinum-coloured purse comes from Japanese designer Ginza Tanaka, and its versatile design allows its owner to use the diamond string as a necklace and the diamond-cluster buckle separately as a brooch.

Price: $1.9 million

Available at: Private auctions

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Image: Hermes Birkin's
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Isabellas Islay

The Original

Have money, will swig... not really, unless you have more than a million dollars if it is Isabella’s Islay whiskey.

The single malt retails in a decanter encrusted with diamonds, with red rubies spelling out its name.

The decanter is made of English white crystal, coated with white gold and then covered with 8,000 diamonds.

Price: $6.2 million

Available at: www.isabellasislay.com

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Image: Isabella's Islay whiskey.
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iLove Dog Diamonds

Amour, Amour dog collar

And you thought you had given your pooch every luxury possible. Well, here’s something for you to chew on - a diamond-studded dog collar from i Love Dog Diamonds.

With three large diamonds of 52 carats, this New York-based company’s creation has been dubbed the ‘Bugatti of dog collars’.

Price: $3.2 million

Available at: www.ilovedogsdiamonds.com

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Image: Diamond-studded dog collar from i Love Dog Diamonds.
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Chopard

Diamond watch

Is it a watch? Is it a piece of jewellery? Is it beyond your dream?

Pegged as the worlds most expensive time-piece, its dial lies forlorn among three heart-shaped diamonds in pink, blue and white - and a multitude of others envelope the entire watch.

The diamonds weigh a formidable 201 carat. Time to check your bank balance?

Price: $25 million

Available at: www.chopard.com

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Image: Chopard's diamond watch.
Photographs: Courtesy, Business Standard
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Arnaud’s Wine and Strawberries

Sorry, but a mere million will not even get you anywhere close to this dessert. For, these strawberries soaked in a $25,000 wine takes perfection to another level.

At Arnauds in New Orleans, United States, this strawberry and whipped cream dessert comes with a 7.09-carat pink diamond ring from MS Rau Antique. The colours are matched. Now match the price.

Price: $3.95 million

Available at: Arnauds Restaurant, New Orleans

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Image: Arnaud's strawberry desert.
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Stuart Weitzman

Ruby stilettos

Celebrities wear them, well, because they pay over a million dollars for these redcarpet eyecatchers.

These stilletos from the American designer come studded with almost 640 round rubies, with a red satin sole, all of which is said to be inspired ironically by the down- to- earth red shoes of Dorothy in The Wizard ofOz.

Price: $1.6 million

Available at: On special order www.stuartweitzman.com

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Image: Stuart Weitzman ruby stilettos.
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Aurora

Diamond pen

Some consolation here for you. Add a bit to your budget and take home this beauty created by Italian pen-manufacturer Aurora.

Grip on to the 30 carats worth of diamonds and sign the cheque with its 18- carat solid- gold nib.

Price: $1.3 million

Available at: On special order at www. aurorapen. it

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Image: Aurora's diamond pen.
Photographs: Courtesy, Business Standard
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iPad 2

Gold History Edition

Here’s a whopper - a melding of the modern and the ancient.

The 53 diamonds aside, this historic iPad 2 has a frame embellished with a 75 million-year-old rock from Canada and shavings from a the thigh bone of a 65 million-year- old Tyrannosaurus rex - all set in 24-carat gold.

Price: 5 million pounds (about $8.3 million)

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Image: Stuart Hughes' Gold History Edition iPad.
Photographs: Courtesy, Business Standard
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Canary

Diamond cufflinks

Ignore this if your budget is under $4 million. Mounted on 18-carat white and yellow gold, these cufflinks have two yellow diamonds of about 21 carats, framed by baguette-cut white diamonds and with invisible princesscut diamonds on the back.

This tuxedo accessory from Jacob and Co makes diamonds a man’s best friend too.

Price: $4.2 million

Available at: www.jacobandco.com

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Image: Canary's diamond cufflinks.
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Patek Phillippe

Pocket watch

Breaking records when it was auctioned in 1999, this 18-carat gold watch was created for the American banker, Henry Graves.

With as many as 24 complications and 900 parts, the watch took almost 4 years to be created.

Price: $11 million

Available at: Private auctions


Image: The Henry Graves Watch.
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